Birkelunden Bric-a-Brac Market

Every sunday they rig up their merchants selling stalls under the birch trees standing just as lush today as in 1882. On a table lies a whole series christmas plates from Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrikk. In front of a huge mirror an elderly couple trying out summer hats. A leather chair has got a new owner. On top of a stack of old 45 discs I found «Sea Of Heartbreak» with Johnny Cash, and suddenly I’m back in a time I had almost forgotten. Maybe that’s why it’s so fun to use markets – one gets a free trip on the purchase.

Take a trip to Birkelunden and Sunday market, if only just to experience all the colorful people strolling round the marketplace.